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Turkish Airlines EuroLeague
Upcoming season or competition:
Current sports event 2016–17 EuroLeague
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Sport Basketball
Founded 1958
CEO Jordi Bertomeu
COO Eduard J. Scott
President Jordi Bertomeu
Motto I Feel Devotion
No. of teams 16
Countries FIBA Europe member
associations
Headquarters Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Continent Europe
Most recent
champion(s)
CSKA Moscow
(7th title)
Most titles Real Madrid
(9 titles)
TV partner(s) List of broadcasters
Level on pyramid 1st tier
Related
competitions
FIBA Intercontinental Cup
Official website Euroleague.net

The Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, commonly known as the EuroLeague, is the highest level tier and most important professional club basketball competition in Europe, with teams from up to 18 different countries, members of FIBA Europe. For sponsorship reasons, for five seasons starting with 2010–11, it is named the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague.[1] The competition is controlled by the privately held Euroleague Basketball, which is headquartered in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain,[2] and features clubs that come from a Europe-wide consortium of leading professional basketball leagues, called ULEB.

History[edit]

The EuroLeague (or historically called, the European Champions' Cup) was originally established by FIBA and it operated under its umbrella from 1958 until the summer of 2000, concluding with the 1999–00 season. That was when Euroleague Basketball was created.

FIBA had never trademarked the "EuroLeague" name, even though it had used that name for the competition since 1996. Euroleague Basketball simply appropriated the name, and since FIBA had no legal recourse to do anything about it, it was forced to find a new name for its championship series. Thus, the following 2000–2001 season started with 2 separate top European professional club basketball competitions: the FIBA SuproLeague (previously known as the FIBA EuroLeague) and the brand new Euroleague 2000–01 season.

The rift in European professional club basketball initially showed no signs of letting up. Top clubs were also split between the two leagues: Panathinaikos, Maccabi Elite, CSKA Moscow and Efes Pilsen stayed with FIBA, while Olympiacos, Kinder Bologna, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, TAU Cerámica and Benetton Treviso joined Euroleague Basketball.

In May 2001, Europe had two continental champions, Maccabi of the FIBA SuproLeague and Kinder Bologna of the Euroleague. The leaders of both organizations realized the need to come up with a unified competition. Although only a year old, Euroleague Basketball negotiated from a position of strength and dictated proceedings. FIBA essentially had no choice but to agree to Euroleague Basketball's terms. As a result, European club competition was fully integrated under Euroleague Basketball's umbrella and teams that competed in the FIBA SuproLeague during the 2000–01 season joined it as well.

In essence, the authority in European professional basketball was divided over club-country lines. FIBA stayed in charge of national team competitions (like the FIBA EuroBasket, the FIBA World Cup, and the Summer Olympics), while Euroleague Basketball took over the European professional club competitions. From that point on, FIBA's Korać Cup and Saporta Cup competitions lasted only one more season before folding, which was when Euroleague Basketball launched the ULEB Cup, now known as the EuroCup.

In November 2015, Euroleague Basketball and IMG agreed on 10-year joint venture. Both Euroleague Basketball and IMG will manage the commercial operation, and the management of all global rights covering both media and marketing.[3] The deal was worth €630 million euros guaranteed, with projected revenues reaching €900 million euros.[4]

Names of the competition[edit]

  • FIBA era: (1958–2001)
    • FIBA European Champions Cup: (1958–1991)
    • FIBA European League ("FIBA Euro League"): (1991–1996)
    • FIBA EuroLeague: (1996–2000)[5]
    • FIBA SuproLeague: (2000–2001)
  • Euroleague Basketball era: (2000–present)
    • Euroleague: (2000–2016).
    • EuroLeague: (2016–present).

*There were two separate competitions during the 2000–01 season. The SuproLeague, which was organized by FIBA, and the Euroleague, which was organized by Euroleague Basketball.

Title sponsorship[edit]

On 26 July 2010, Turkish Airlines and Euroleague Basketball announced a €15 million strategic agreement to sponsor the top European basketball competition across the globe. According to the agreement, starting with the 2010–11 season, the top European competition would be named Turkish Airlines Euroleague Basketball. Similarly, the Euroleague Final Four would be named the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four, whereby the new league title would appear in all media accordingly. This title partnership will run for five seasons, with the option of extending it to an additional five.[6][7] On 23 October 2013, Turkish Airlines and Euroleague Basketball agreed to extend their partnership up until 2020.[8]

Logos[edit]

Format[edit]

The setting of the 2014 Euroleague Final Four

Starting with the 2009–10 season, the EuroLeague's first phase was the Qualifying Rounds, which involved eight clubs bracketed into a knockout tournament consisting of two-legged matches. The four survivors of the First Qualifying Round were paired against one another for the Second Qualifying Round, with the two winners playing for the last spot in the EuroLeague Regular Season. All losing clubs in the Qualifying Rounds parachuted down into Euroleague Basketball's second-tier EuroCup.

The next phase of the old format was the Regular Season, in which 24 teams participated; from 2009–10 to 2015–16, the participants included 23 or 24 clubs automatically entered into the Regular Season, depending on if there was a Qualifying Round winner. Each team played two games (home-and-away) against every other team in its group. At the end of the Regular Season, the field was cut from 24 to 16. Before 2008–09, the teams were divided into three groups of eight teams each, with the top five teams in each group plus the top sixth-place finisher advancing. After that, the Regular Season involved four groups with six teams each, with the first four teams in each group advancing. From 2013–14 to 2015–16, the eight eliminated teams in this stage were dropped down to the EuroCup.

EuroLeague game in Madrid in 2009.

Under the previous format, the second phase, known as the Top 16, then began, featuring the 16 survivors of the Regular Season, drawn into eight-team groups. As in the Regular Season, each Top 16 group was contested in a double round-robin format.

The third phase under the old format, the Quarterfinal round, was played from the 2004–05 season 2015–16. Before that, only the group winners advanced to the EuroLeague Final Four (see below). From 2004–05 to 2015–16, the first- and second-place teams from each group advanced. In the quarterfinal round, the first-place team from each group was matched against a second-place team from another group in a playoff series. Through the 2007–08 season, the series was best-of-three, and expanded to best-of-five for 2008–09. Home advantage in the series goes to the first-place team.

The Final Four, held at a predetermined site, features the winners of the four quarterfinal series in one-off knockout matches. The semifinal losers play for third place; the winners play for the championship.

The 2010 Final Four was held on 7 and 9 May at Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in Paris. The 2011 Final Four was held at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona.

For the 2012–13 Euroleague season the Top 16 was changed from four groups of four teams to two groups of eight teams. The four best teams in each group qualified to the quarterfinals.

Qualifications[edit]

The league usually, but not always, includes domestic champions from the leading countries. Depending on the country, places in the EuroLeague may be awarded on the basis of:

  • Performance in the previous season's domestic league.
  • Performance over the previous two or three domestic seasons.
  • Contracts with Euroleague Basketball.
  • In addition, the winner of the previous season's EuroCup receives a place.

For example, two 2007–08 domestic champions from ULEB member countries did not compete in the 2008–09 EuroleagueZadar (Croatia) and Hapoel Holon (Israel). Zadar played in the second-level EuroCup in 2008–09. Hapoel Holon, however, did not compete in any of the three European continental club competitions—not even the third-tier EuroChallenge (which is run by FIBA Europe instead of Euroleague Basketball)—because of financial difficulties.

Starting with the 2009–10 season, and through 2015–16, the entrance criteria changed:

  • A number of clubs were chosen via a formula based on competitive performance, television revenues, and home attendance, to receive "A Licenses", giving them automatic entry into the EuroLeague regular season phase. Originally, 13 clubs received A Licenses, with Asseco Prokom Gdynia of Poland becoming the 14th before the 2011–12 season.[9] A Licenses were awarded for three years, meaning that the next adjustment of A Licenses would not take place until 2012–13. However, Euroleague Basketball suspended the A License of Virtus Roma after the club finished in the bottom half of its domestic league in 2010–11.[10]
  • Eight clubs received one-year "B Licenses" into the EuroLeague regular season. Seven of them were directly based on the ranking of the domestic league in which the club competed. The eighth was a three-year "wild card" license based on similar factors to the A Licenses; the first such license was awarded to ASVEL Basket of France.
  • Under the old format, the winner of the previous year's Eurocup received a one-year "C License" into the EuroLeague regular season. If the club qualified for a direct B License into the regular season via its domestic league, the C License was awarded to the club not already qualified for the regular season that was highest on the EuroLeague entry list.
  • Eight other clubs received one-year "B Licenses" into the EuroLeague qualifying rounds, with two advancing into the regular season.

Teams with A licence[edit]

       

Teams that lost the A licence[edit]

Arena standards[edit]

Effective as of the 2012–13 season, EuroLeague clubs with an "A License" must host their home matches in arenas that have a seating capacity of at least 10,000 people. In 2008, Euroleague Basketball decided to increase the arena seating requirement to 10,000 within four years time in order to force clubs to move into and/or build bigger arenas. This was done in hopes of increasing revenues through more ticket sales. Non "A License" EuroLeague clubs must play in arenas that seat at least 5,000 people.

Current teams[edit]

These are the teams that will participate in the 2016–17 EuroLeague season:

Team Home city Arena Capacity
Turkey Anadolu Efes Istanbul Abdi İpekçi Arena 12,270
Germany Brose Baskets Bamberg Brose Arena 6,800
Serbia Crvena Zvezda MTS Belgrade Kombank Arena 25,000
Russia CSKA Moscow Moscow Megasport Arena 13,126
Turkey Darüşşafaka Doğuş Istanbul Volkswagen Arena 5,240
Italy EA7 Emporio Armani Milan Milan Mediolanum Forum 12,700
Spain FC Barcelona Lassa Barcelona Palau Blaugrana 7,585
Turkey Fenerbahçe Istanbul Ülker Sports Arena 13,000
Turkey Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul Abdi İpekçi Arena 12,270
Spain Laboral Kutxa Vitoria-Gasteiz Fernando Buesa Arena 15,504
Israel Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv Tel Aviv Menora Mivtachim Arena 11,060
Greece Olympiacos Piraeus Peace and Friendship Stadium 11,600
Greece Panathinaikos Athens Olympic Sports Center Athens 18,800
Spain Real Madrid Madrid Barclaycard Center 15,000
Russia UNICS Kazan Basket Hall Kazan 7,482
Lithuania Žalgiris Kaunas Žalgirio Arena 15,552

Results[edit]

Finals[edit]

Main article: EuroLeague Finals
Year Final Third and fourth place
Champion Score Second place
1958
Details
Soviet Union
ASK Riga
170–152
(86–81 / 71–84)
Bulgaria
Academic
Spain
Real Madrid
Hungary
Honvéd
1958–59
Details
Soviet Union
ASK Riga
148–125
(79–58 / 67–69)
Bulgaria
Academic
Poland
Lech Poznań
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
OKK Beograd
1959–60
Details
Soviet Union
ASK Riga
130–113
(51–61 / 69–62)
Soviet Union
Dinamo Tbilisi
Czechoslovakia
Slovan Orbis Prague
Poland
Polonia Warsaw
1960–61
Details
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
148–128
(87–62 / 66–61)
Soviet Union
ASK Riga
Romania
Steaua București
Spain
Real Madrid
1961–62
Details
Soviet Union
Dinamo Tbilisi
90–83 Spain
Real Madrid
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
AŠK Olimpija
1962–63
Details
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
259–240
(86–69 / 91–74 / 99–80)
Spain
Real Madrid
Soviet Union
Dinamo Tbilisi
Czechoslovakia
Spartak ZJŠ Brno
1963–64
Details
Spain
Real Madrid
183–174
(110–99 / 84–64)
Czechoslovakia
Spartak ZJŠ Brno
Italy
Simmenthal Milano
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
OKK Beograd
1964–65
Details
Spain
Real Madrid
157–150
(88–81 / 76–62)
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
OKK Beograd
Italy
Ignis Varese
1965–66
Details
Italy
Simmenthal Milano
77–72 Czechoslovakia
Slavia Prague
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
Greece
AEK
1966–67
Details
Spain
Real Madrid
91–83 Italy
Simmenthal Milano
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
AŠK Olimpija
Czechoslovakia
Slavia Prague
1967–68
Details
Spain
Real Madrid
98–95 Czechoslovakia
Spartak ZJŠ Brno
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Zadar
Italy
Simmenthal Milano
1968–69
Details
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
103–99 (2 OT's) Spain
Real Madrid
Czechoslovakia
Spartak ZJŠ Brno
Belgium
Standard Liège
1969–70
Details
Italy
Ignis Varese
79–74 Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
Spain
Real Madrid
Czechoslovakia
Slavia Prague
1970–71
Details
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
67–53 Italy
Ignis Varese
Czechoslovakia
Slavia Prague
Spain
Real Madrid
1971–72
Details
Italy
Ignis Varese
70–69 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Jugoplastika
Greece
Panathinaikos
Spain
Real Madrid
1972–73
Details
Italy
Ignis Varese
71–66 Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
Italy
Simmenthal Milano
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Crvena Zvezda
1973–74
Details
Spain
Real Madrid
84–82 Italy
Ignis Varese
France
Berck
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Radnički Belgrade
1974–75
Details
Italy
Ignis Varese
79–66 Spain
Real Madrid
France
Berck
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Zadar
1975–76
Details
Italy
Mobilgirgi Varese
81–74 Spain
Real Madrid
Italy
Forst Cantù
France
ASVEL
1976–77
Details
Israel
Maccabi Elite
78–77 Italy
Mobilgirgi Varese
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
Spain
Real Madrid
1977–78
Details
Spain
Real Madrid
75–67 Italy
Mobilgirgi Varese
Israel
Maccabi Elite
France
ASVEL
1978–79
Details
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Bosna
75–67 Italy
Emerson Varese
Israel
Maccabi Elite
Spain
Real Madrid
1979–80
Details
Spain
Real Madrid
89–85 Israel
Maccabi Elite
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Bosna
Italy
Sinudyne Bologna
1980–81
Details
Israel
Maccabi Elite
80–79 Italy
Sinudyne Bologna
Netherlands
Nashua EBBC
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Bosna
1981–82
Details
Italy
Squibb Cantù
86–80 Israel
Maccabi Elite
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Partizan
Spain
FC Barcelona
1982–83
Details
Italy
Ford Cantù
69–68 Italy
Billy Milano
Spain
Real Madrid
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
1983–84
Details
Italy
Banco di Roma Virtus
79–73 Spain
FC Barcelona
Italy
Jollycolombani Cantù
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Bosna
1984–85
Details
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Cibona
87–78 Spain
Real Madrid
Israel
Maccabi Elite
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
1985–86
Details
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Cibona
94–82 Soviet Union
Žalgiris
Italy
Simac Milano
Spain
Real Madrid
1986–87
Details
Italy
Tracer Milano
71–69 Israel
Maccabi Elite
France
Orthez
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Zadar
1987–88
Details
Italy
Tracer Milano
90–84 Israel
Maccabi Elite
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Partizan
Greece
Aris
1988–89
Details
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Jugoplastika
75–69 Israel
Maccabi Elite
Greece
Aris
Spain
FC Barcelona
1989–90
Details
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Jugoplastika
72–67 Spain
FC Barcelona
France
Limoges
Greece
Aris
1990–91
Details
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Pop 84
70–65 Spain
FC Barcelona
Israel
Maccabi Elite
Italy
Scavolini Pesaro
1991–92
Details
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Partizan
71–70 Spain
Montigalà Joventut
Italy
Philips Milano
Spain
Estudiantes Caja Postal
1992–93
Details
France
Limoges
59–55 Italy
Benetton Treviso
Greece
PAOK
Spain
Real Madrid
1993–94
Details
Spain
7up Joventut
59–57 Greece
Olympiacos
Greece
Panathinaikos
Spain
FC Barcelona
1994–95
Details
Spain
Real Madrid
73–61 Greece
Olympiacos
Greece
Panathinaikos
France
Limoges
1995–96
Details
Greece
Panathinaikos
67–66 Spain
FC Barcelona
Russia
CSKA Moscow
Spain
Real Madrid
1996–97
Details
Greece
Olympiacos
73–58 Spain
FC Barcelona
Slovenia
Smelt Olimpija
France
ASVEL
1997–98
Details
Italy
Kinder Bologna
58–44 Greece
AEK
Italy
Benetton Treviso
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Partizan
1998–99
Details
Lithuania
Žalgiris
82–74 Italy
Kinder Bologna
Greece
Olympiacos
Italy
Teamsystem Bologna
1999–00
Details
Greece
Panathinaikos
73–67 Israel
Maccabi Elite
Turkey
Efes Pilsen
Spain
FC Barcelona
2000–01
Details
Israel
Maccabi Elite
81–67 Greece
Panathinaikos
Turkey
Efes Pilsen
Russia
CSKA Moscow
2000–01
Details
Italy
Kinder Bologna
3–2
play-off
Spain
TAU Cerámica
Italy
Paf Wennington Bologna
Greece
AEK
2001–02
Details
Greece
Panathinaikos
89–83 Italy
Kinder Bologna
Italy
Benetton Treviso
Israel
Maccabi Elite
2002–03
Details
Spain
FC Barcelona
76–65 Italy
Benetton Treviso
Italy
Montepaschi Siena
Russia
CSKA Moscow
2003–04
Details
Israel
Maccabi Elite
118–74 Italy
Skipper Bologna
Russia
CSKA Moscow
Italy
Montepaschi Siena
2004–05
Details
Israel
Maccabi Elite
90–78 Spain
TAU Cerámica
Greece
Panathinaikos
Russia
CSKA Moscow
2005–06
Details
Russia
CSKA Moscow
73–69 Israel
Maccabi Elite
Spain
TAU Cerámica
Spain
Winterthur FC Barcelona
2006–07
Details
Greece
Panathinaikos
93–91 Russia
CSKA Moscow
Spain
Unicaja
Spain
TAU Cerámica
2007–08
Details
Russia
CSKA Moscow
91–77 Israel
Maccabi Elite
Italy
Montepaschi Siena
Spain
TAU Cerámica
2008–09
Details
Greece
Panathinaikos
73–71 Russia
CSKA Moscow
Spain
Regal FC Barcelona
Greece
Olympiacos
2009–10
Details
Spain
Regal FC Barcelona
86–68 Greece
Olympiacos
Russia
CSKA Moscow
Serbia
Partizan
2010–11
Details
Greece
Panathinaikos
78–70 Israel
Maccabi Electra
Italy
Montepaschi Siena
Spain
Real Madrid
2011–12
Details
Greece
Olympiacos
62–61 Russia
CSKA Moscow
Spain
FC Barcelona Regal
Greece
Panathinaikos
2012–13
Details
Greece
Olympiacos
100–88 Spain
Real Madrid
Russia
CSKA Moscow
Spain
FC Barcelona Regal
2013–14
Details
Israel
Maccabi Electra
98–86 (OT) Spain
Real Madrid
Spain
FC Barcelona
Russia
CSKA Moscow
2014–15
Details
Spain
Real Madrid
78–59 Greece
Olympiacos
Russia
CSKA Moscow
Turkey
Fenerbahçe Ülker
2015–16
Details
Russia
CSKA Moscow
101–96 (OT) Turkey
Fenerbahçe
Russia
Lokomotiv Kuban
Spain
Laboral Kutxa

Titles by club[edit]

Rank Club Titles Runner-up Champion Years
1. Spain Real Madrid 9 8 1963–64, 1964–65, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1973–74, 1977–78, 1979–80, 1994–95, 2014–15
2. Russia CSKA Moscow 7 6 1960–61, 1962–63, 1968–69, 1970–71, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2015–16
3. Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 6 9 1976–77, 1980–81, 2000–01, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2013–14
4. Greece Panathinaikos 6 1 1995–96, 1999–00, 2001–02, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2010–11
5. Italy Varese 5 5 1969–70, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1974–75, 1975–76
6. Greece Olympiacos 3 4 1996–97, 2011–12, 2012–13
7. Italy Olimpia Milano 3 2 1965–66, 1986–87, 1987–88
8. Soviet Union ASK Riga 3 1 1958, 1958–59, 1959–60
9. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Split 3 1 1988–89, 1989–90, 1990–91
10. Spain FC Barcelona 2 5 2002–03, 2009–10
11. Italy Virtus Bologna 2 3 1997–98, 2000–01
12. Italy Cantù 2 1981–82, 1982–83
13. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Cibona 2 1984–85, 1985–86
14. Soviet Union Dinamo Tbilisi 1 1 1961–62
15. Spain Joventut Badalona 1 1 1993–94
16. Lithuania Žalgiris 1 1 1998–99
17. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Bosna 1 1978–79
18. Italy Virtus Roma 1 1983–84
19. Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan 1 1991–92
20. France Limoges 1 1992–93
21. Bulgaria Academic 2
22. Czechoslovakia Brno 2
23. Italy Treviso 2
24. Spain Baskonia 2
25. Czechoslovakia USK Prague 1
26. Greece AEK 1
27. Italy Fortitudo Bologna 1
28. Turkey Fenerbahçe 1

Titles by nation[edit]

Rank Country Titles Runners-up
1. Italy Italy 13
Varese (5), Olimpia Milano (3), Cantù (2), Virtus Bologna (2), Virtus Roma (1)
13
Varese (5), Virtus Bologna (3), Olimpia Milano (2), Treviso (2), Fortitudo Bologna (1)
2. Spain Spain 12
Real Madrid (9), FC Barcelona (2), Joventut Badalona (1)
16
Real Madrid (8), FC Barcelona (5), Baskonia (2), Joventut Badalona (1)
3. Greece Greece 9
Panathinaikos (6), Olympiacos (3)
6
Olympiacos (4), AEK (1), Panathinaikos (1)
4. Soviet Union Soviet Union 8
CSKA Moscow (4), ASK Riga (3), Dinamo Tbilisi (1)
6
CSKA Moscow (3), Dinamo Tbilisi (1), ASK Riga (1), Žalgiris (1)
5. Israel Israel 6
Maccabi Tel Aviv (6)
9
Maccabi Tel Aviv (9)
6. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 6
Split (3), Cibona (2), Bosna (1)
1
Split (1)
7. Russia Russia 3
CSKA Moscow (3)
3
CSKA Moscow (3)
8. Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 1
Partizan (1)
9. France France 1
Limoges (1)
10. Lithuania Lithuania 1
Žalgiris (1)
11. Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 3
Brno (2), USK Prague (1)
12. Bulgaria Bulgaria 2
Academic (2)
13. Turkey Turkey 1
Fenerbahçe (1)

Records[edit]

EuroLeague versus NBA games[edit]

Statistical leaders[edit]

All-time leaders[edit]

Since the beginning of the 2000–01 season (Euroleague Basketball era):

Average Accumulated
Points United States Alphonso Ford 22.22 Spain Juan Carlos Navarro 3,909
Rebounds United States Joseph Blair 10.05 Spain Felipe Reyes 1,497
Assists Montenegro Omar Cook 5.18 Greece Dimitris Diamantidis 1,255
Steals Argentina Emanuel Ginóbili 2.73 Greece Dimitris Diamantidis 434
Blocks Guyana Shawn James 1.55 Spain Fran Vázquez 249
Index Rating United States Anthony Parker 21.41 Greece Dimitris Diamantidis 3,806

Individual performances[edit]

Media coverage[edit]

The EuroLeague is broadcast on television in 199 countries and territories.[13] It can be seen by up to 245 million (800 million via satellite) households weekly in China.[14] It is also televised in the United States and Canada on NBA TV and available online through ESPN3 (in English) and ESPN Deportes (in Spanish). The EuroLeague Final Four is broadcast on television in 201 countries.[15]

Sponsors[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "– Euroleague, Turkish Airlines sign strategic partnership deal". Euroleague.net. 26 July 2010. 
  2. ^ A new home for European basketball.
  3. ^ "Euroleague Basketball A-licence clubs and IMG agree on 10-year joint venture". Euroleague Basketball. 10 November 2015. 
  4. ^ 630 millions guaranteed by IMG.
  5. ^ THE EUROPEAN CUP FOR MEN'S CHAMPION CLUBS - THE EARLY YEARS
  6. ^ "Turkish Airlines And Euroleague Basketball Sign Strategic Partnership Agreememt" (Press release). Euroleague Basketball. 28 July 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "An important strategic partnership agreement between Turkish Airlines and Euroleague Basketball..." (Press release). Turkish Airlines. 26 July 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "Turkish Airlines, Euroleague Basketball Cement Partnership Through 2020". turkishairlines.com. 23 October 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "Euroleague assembly meets before 2011–12 draw" (Press release). Euroleague Basketball. 7 July 2011. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "New teams proposed as 2011–12 Turkish Airlines Euroleague participants" (Press release). Euroleague Basketball. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "Partizan sets crowd record at Belgrade Arena!". Euroleague.net. 5 March 2009. Retrieved 6 March 2009. 
  12. ^ Euroleague.net Radivoj Korac's 99 points.
  13. ^ "Euroleague Basketball, Televisión Española (TVE) reach agreement in principle to broadcast Real Madrid's Turkish Airlines Euroleague games". Euroleague.net. 19 March 2013. 
  14. ^ "– CSPN China to broadcast Turkish Airlines Euroleague". Euroleague.net. 16 December 2010. 
  15. ^ "Television coverage set to break Final Four records". Euroleague.net. 14 May 2014. 

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